Arts & Culture, Features, Fuinneamh, Politics

Four To The (Debate) Floor: In Interview With Cian Quinlan

By: Nicky Anderson DJ by night and Politics student by day. When people think of DJ’s, they rarely follow that thought with Politics, and certainly not Politicians; except for maybe in the case of Carrick-on-Suir DJ and budding politician, Cian Butler-Quinlan. Well-known by his DJ handle, ‘Cian Cue,’ the 20-year-old University of Limerick student is currently studying a degree in …


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How To Tackle Plastic Pollution On Campus

By Cian O’ Broin. We live in an age of richly sourced information. There has never been a time quite like it. Technology and mass media have helped create a collective conscience that understands the vitality of progress and preservation. All around the world people are waking up to the fact that passivity is no longer an option. Last week, …


The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

By: Mike Finnerty Athletes and politicians are alike in a lot of ways. They’re always under tremendous pressure, if they do something wrong they never hear the end of it, and occasionally they show moments of either inspired genius or baffling ineptitude. Here’s our list of the best athletes who turned their hand to politics. Jack Lynch Sporting life: 6 …

Let’s Dump Our Rubbish Habit – For The Sake Of Our Planet

Photo via Twitter user https://twitter.com/taragiddens?lang=en By: Erin Dyer THIS week Ireland has been enjoying the benefits of global warming in the form of an unnaturally warm start to spring. Students everywhere were donning shorts and t-shirts and grabbing a cheeky 99 as we basked in temperatures that hit a “scorching” 15 degrees here in Limerick. You’d swear we all lived somewhere …

Is It Possible To Seperate The Art From The Artist?

By: Nicky Anderson Leaving Neverland is the latest documentary to grace our screens to have taken on a life of it’s own. The HBO documentary, which aired in the UK and Ireland on Channel 4, follows the stories of two men – Wade Robson and James Safechuck – surrounding their childhood and the sexual grooming and abuse they received from …

Meet the UL Student Who has competed in All-Ireland Finals… for video games

By Ivan Smyth Desmond O’Kelly de Gallagh et Tycooly is the PRO for the electronic sports (eSports) club in UL. He knows more than most about the challenges and the stereotypes that surround eSports. E-Sports is a form of competition using video games. They are usually organised, multiplayer video game events. The 20-year-old University of Limerick (UL) student plays the …

Ageing Like An Old Bottle Of Vine

By Máire Nolan Vine’s time to shine, was, like it’s videos, really short-lived, but it left a legacy on the internet that will remain for years to come. The videos will still come up on your newsfeed lately, and yes, you will laugh at them. 2013-14 really was the peak of online creativity due to Vine. The mobile app was …

Kicking On: Mayo GAA Legend Sets Sights On The Dáil

By: Katy Flannery Alan Dillon, the former Mayo GAA captain, turned Fine Gael politician has now set his sights on Dáil Éireann in the upcoming general election – A seat currently held by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Dillion was speaking from the confines of Breaffy House, where he laid out his roadmap for the years ahead. Dressed in a suit …

Whiplash: The Most Important Film Of The Decade

By: Mike Finnerty Whiplash will be shown on Monday, March 25th at the University Concert Hall in UL. You can buy tickets here.  It’s been five years since Damien Chazelle’s second film, Whiplash, premiered at Sundance. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious festival, and eventually went all the way to the Oscars, receiving a Best Picture Nomination …